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What if there was something that would help kids miss fewer days at school? Or if there were a way that parents wouldn’t miss work?
There is something: the flu vaccine. And now is the time to prepare yourself and your loved ones for the flu season.
Getting vaccinated is easy. The Federal Government has several resources to help you figure out if you are considered high risk and where you can get vaccinated.
Everybody over six-months-old should get vaccinated for the flu. However, there are some groups of people who are at higher risk of getting sick and having serious complications from the flu. These are:
Your health care provider can answer your questions about who should get vaccinated and why.
There are two types of vaccines:
Get your vaccine early in the season because the flu vaccine becomes effective about two weeks after it’s administered, once the body generates antibodies to protect against the flu.
Finding out where to get vaccinated is simple. Visit flushot.healthmap.org and enter your zip code to find the closest pharmacy or vaccination center. You can also search by type of vaccine, so you can find the vaccine that’s right for you.
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from the flu. It’s recommended for most individuals, ages six months and older.
Here are some other ways to avoid getting the flu and passing it to others:
Learn more about the flu, including symptoms, types of vaccines, and high-risk indviduals, and get answers to common questions about the flu vaccine, including locations where you can get it.
It’s the height of flu season. Even with the vaccine, there are things you can do to protect yourself and others.
In addition to getting vaccinated, there are other things you can do to protect yourself from the flu.